What is a face lift?
- A facelift is like a time machine for your face – it can turn back the clock on the signs of aging and make you look and feel younger! This popular cosmetic procedure involves tightening and lifting the skin on your face and neck, smoothing out wrinkles and sagging skin, and giving you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
- Think of a facelift like a renovation project for your face. Just like a house needs some TLC to restore its beauty and charm, your face may need extra attention as you age. With a facelift, a skilled surgeon can help restore your face’s natural contours and firmness, making you look like a younger and more refreshed version of yourself.
- Whether you’re bothered by sagging jowls, deep wrinkles, or loose skin around your neck, a facelift can help address these concerns and give you the confidence boost you need to look and feel your best. So if you’re ready to turn back the clock and reveal a more youthful, vibrant you, a facelift may be just the solution you’ve been looking for!
When is facelift indicated ?
Facelift surgery is the best option for people who are worried by the evident ageing effects on their face and neck and want a long-lasting way to enhance their appearance. The following are some of the most typical causes for facelift surgery:
- Skin that is sagging as we age can lead to deep wrinkles, jowls, and loose skin on the face and neck. The skin can be tightened and lifted with the aid of facelift surgery, giving the face a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
- Over time, the face can lose volume, resulting in a hollow or gaunt appearance. By repositioning fat and tissue, facelift surgery can help restore volume to the face and give it a more youthful, contoured appearance.
- Deep wrinkles on the face and neck can give people a younger-looking appearance. These creases can be reduced by a facelift, giving the skin a softer, more even appearance.
- The neck is frequently one of the first body parts to display ageing symptoms, with loose skin and extra fat giving the appearance of a “double chin.” A more streamlined and youthful appearance can be achieved with the aid of facelift surgery by lifting and tightening the skin on the neck.
What are the different kinds of facelifts?
- Also known as a full facelift, this procedure targets the entire face and neck, including the forehead, cheeks, jowls, and neck. It involves incisions that are made along the hairline, around the ears, and sometimes under the chin to allow for tightening of the underlying tissues and removal of excess skin.
- This procedure focuses on the lower third of the face, including the jowls and neck. It involves smaller incisions that are made around the ear and under the chin to allow for repositioning and tightening of the underlying tissues and removal of excess skin.
- A mid-facelift focuses on the middle of the face, specifically the area between the lower eyelids and the upper lip. This procedure involves smaller incisions that are made either in the lower eyelid or under the upper lip to allow for lifting and tightening of the underlying tissues.
- A composite facelift is a more advanced version of the standard facelift that involves repositioning and tightening the underlying muscles, fat, and tissues of the face. It can provide more dramatic results and is often recommended for patients with more advanced signs of aging.
- A mini facelift is a less invasive procedure that involves smaller incisions and less tissue dissection than a traditional facelift. It is often used to target specific areas of the face, such as the jowls or neck.
What are the points to consider before getting a facelift:
- Facelift surgery is a major procedure that requires anesthesia and incisions, so candidates must be in good overall health and free from any medical conditions that could increase the risks of surgery.
- Facelift surgery addresses signs of aging like sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of volume in the face and neck. Candidates should have visible signs of aging that they would like to improve with surgery.
- While facelift surgery can significantly improve your appearance, candidates need realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. A skilled surgeon can help you understand what results you can expect based on your unique features and anatomy.
- Candidates with good skin elasticity tend to have better results from facelift surgery. This is because the skin can bounce back and adapt to the new contours of the face and neck after surgery.
- Smoking can increase the risks of complications during and after surgery, so smoking candidates will be advised to quit before and after surgery.
Ultimately, the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for facelift surgery is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They can evaluate your needs and goals and help you decide whether facelift surgery suits you.
What Results to Expect:
- Removes Excess Skin on The Face and Neck
- Lifts & Tightens Lax Skin on The Face and Neck
- Redefined Appearance
- More Symmetrical Facial Profile
- Eliminates Jowls
- Corrects Drooping and Sagging Skin and Muscles
- Restores A Youthful Appearance
- Complete Rejuvenation of The Face And Neck
- Natural results
How Long Will Results Last?
Patients can expect their outcomes to last at least five and above years. The skin on the face continues to age even after surgery, which is why the results are only temporary. We always suggest adjuvant therapies like Morpheus8 or lasers to keep boosting collagen production, and these are non-surgical procedures to maintain skin quality.
Potential side effects :
Like any surgical procedure, facelift surgery has potential risks and side effects. Here are some of the most common potential side effects that may occur after a facelift:
- Swelling and bruising are common after a facelift and can last several weeks.
- It’s normal to experience some pain and discomfort after a facelift, but this can usually be managed with pain medication.
- Some patients may experience numbness or tingling in the face or neck after a facelift, which can last several weeks or months.
- While facelift incisions are designed to be hidden within the hairline and natural facial contours, some scarring may be visible.
- Like any surgery, facelift surgery carries a risk of infection. Your surgeon will take steps to minimize this risk, but it’s important to follow all post-operative instructions to reduce your risk of infection.
- In rare cases, a blood collection (hematoma) can form under the skin after a facelift. This may require additional treatment to drain the blood and prevent complications.
- In some cases, facelift surgery can cause injury to the facial nerves, which can result in temporary or permanent facial weakness or paralysis.
It’s important to discuss these potential risks and side effects with your plastic surgeon before undergoing a facelift. By choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon and following all pre-and post-operative instructions, you can help minimize your risk of complications and enjoy a safe and successful facelift procedure.
How the Procedure Works
The facelift is highly customizable to suit each individual’s specific facial needs. Patients must know what to expect before, during, and after surgery to ensure a comfortable process from start to finish.
Before & Preparation
- Have a consultation to discuss medical history, results, and if any other facial treatments should be done before surgery to ensure the best outcome.
- Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet leading up to surgery.
- Thorough investigations of regular blood panel and sugical nescessay scans will be done.( chest x ray, ct scan, blood investigations.. Etc)
- Eliminate drinking alcohol for at least two weeks before surgery. Avoid smoking as it severely eliminates blood flow to the skin, which can result in poor wound healing.
On the day of the procedure,If using general anesthesia, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight unless specifically told otherwise by your anesthesiologist.
During the Procedure
- General anesthesia will be administered.
- Your surgeon will make incisions in front and behind the ear to hide any subsequent scarring within the folds of your ear.
- This incision will occasionally extend into the scalp (depending on your hairline and surgical plan).
- Once the incisions are made, the muscles and underlying soft tissue will be lifted and repositioned.
- Once the deep layers of the face are more youthful, the skin will be re-draped over your new facial foundation while eliminating excess.\
Aftercare & Recovery
- Bruising and swelling are to be expected.
- Avoid bending over or lifting heavy items for at least one week.
- Avoid hitting or bumping your face, head, and neck.
- Sleep on your back with your head elevated with one or two pillows.
- Follow your post-operative instructions on how to care for your incision to avoid infection.
- All patients are required to go to aftercare after a Facelift surgery for optimal results.
- Post surgical compression bandages might be suggested based on your surgery performed ,which will be advised to use for few days to reduce the post sugical swelling.
We advised you to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to understand the facelift procedure process and, if you are the right candidate, set the expectations right before getting the procedure done. Always follow pre- and post-care instructions. Evoluer Aesthetics has excellent surgeons with experience and expertise. We will help you minimize aging effects based on your needs and anatomy. Book your appointment today. Get the youthful book back & reverse the aging for a few more years.